Why Independence Day Matters

I celebrate Christmas, not December 25. I celebrate Veterans Day, not November 11. Why should Independence Day be any different?

People who want you to celebrate the “Fourth of July” rather than “Independence Day” don’t want you to remember why the United States declared “In the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies…. That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved.”

They don’t want you to be free. They don’t want you to think that all men are created equal or that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights. No, they want to take away your rights because they want you to be dependent, helpless, controlled and enslaved. They don’t want you to pursue Life, Liberty and Happiness because they want you to be oppressed and miserable so that they can more easily manipulate you.

Those in government doesn’t want to earn their right to govern by the consent of the people. Instead, they want to do what they feel is “best” for us because they supposedly “know better” than we the people. They don’t want us to remember that it is the people’s right and duty to throw off an abusive government.

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The Importance of Independence Day

It is important that everyone who is or wishes to become an American Citizen recognizes the importance of Independence Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4. 1776.

For those who went to public schools or snoozed through history, that is the historic document the 13 Colonies used to outline the “history of repeated injuries and usurpations” of the British King and to declare their independence from the British Crown,  stating “that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved.”

If you call Independence Day the Fourth of July, you miss the point.  That’s like celebrating December 25th instead of wishing someone a Merry Christmas.

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Coronavirus Report July 4: Celebrate Safely

Many pundits consider the long holiday weekend a critical juncture for the spread of the coronavirus.  They point back to the many Memorial Day gatherings (while ignoring the impact of protests in spreading the virus) which preceded the current jump in cases.  In fairness, broad reopening appears to be more to blame than Memorial Day.

Some cities and municipalities have canceled their formal celebrations, but they cannot stop people from celebrating.  Have fun, America, but celebrate safely!

By the Numbers

There were 52,700 new cases of coronavirus in the U.S. in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to  2,812,500, an increase of 1.9 percent.  50,000 cases per day appears to be the new norm.  Deaths remained surprisingly low, increasing by 583 to 129,408. 

Globally, cases jumped in excess of 200,000, surpassing the 11 million mark.  Total cases are now 11.124 million, up 218,000 from yesterday.  There were fewer than 4,000 new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the global total to 526,003.